Ubuntu – How to disable system tray notifications in 14.04


I don't like, need nor want the notification bubbles which pop up in the top right corner of the screen. I've looked around quite a bit but can't identify how to disable them?

NotifyOSD Configuration let's me change the look of them, but not get rid of them. Can anyone help?


Best Answer

  • To completely turn off notifications, open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command:

    sudo mv /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.freedesktop.Notifications.service.disabled

    Finally restart your system to open a new session without notifications bubbles.